Jianming Jin


Prof. Jianming Jin

IEEE Fellow

Y.T. lo Chair Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA

Email: j-jin1@illinois.edu


Jian-Ming Jin is Y. T. Lo Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Electromagnetics Laboratory and Center for Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored and co-authored over 240 papers in refereed journals and over 22 book chapters. He has also authored The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics (Wiley, 1st ed. 1993, 2nd ed. 2002, 3rd ed. 2014), Electromagnetic Analysis and Design in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CRC, 1998), Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley, 2010), co-authored Computation of Special Functions (Wiley, 1996), Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays (Wiley, 2008), and Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics (Artech, 2001). His name appeared over 20 times in the University of Illinois’s List of Excellent Instructors. He was elected by ISI as one of the world’s most cited authors in 2002. Dr. Jin has been a Fellow of IEEE since 2000, received the IEEE AP-S Chen To Tai Distinguished Educator Award in 2015, and was a recipient of the 1994 NSF Young Investigator Award and the 1995 ONR Young Investigator Award. He also received the 1997 Xerox Junior and the 2000 Xerox Senior Research Awards from the University of Illinois, and was appointed as the first Henry Magnuski Outstanding Young Scholar in 1998 and later as a Sony Scholar in 2005. He was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Air Force Research Laboratory in 1999. He received Valued Service Award and Technical Achievement Award from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society in 1999 and 2014, respectively.

  • Multiphysics Modeling in Computational Electromagnetics: Challenges and Opportunities

As computational methods for solving Maxwell’s equations become mature, the time has come to tackle much more challenging multiphysics problems, which have a great range of applications in sciences and technologies. In this presentation, we will use four examples to illustrate the nature and modeling of multiphysics problems. The first example concerns the heat problem in integrated circuits due to electromagnetic dissipated power, which requires an electrical-thermal co-simulation. The second example considers modeling of monolithic microwave integrated circuits, which consist of both distributive and lumped circuit components. The third is the simulation of vacuum electronic devices using the particle-in-cell method, which solves Maxwell’s equations and particle kinetic equation, and the fourth example simulates the air and dielectric breakdown in high-power microwave devices by coupling electromagnetic modeling with various plasma models. With these examples, we will discuss the methodologies and some of the challenges in multiphysics modeling.

  • The Fascinating World of Computational Electromagnetics

As an art and science for solving Maxwell’s equations, computational electromagnetics is a fascinating area for research and engineering application. Over the past five decades, computational electromagnetics has evolved into the most important field in the general area of electromagnetics. The importance of computational electromagnetics is due to the predictive power of Maxwell’s theory – Maxwell’s theory can predict design performances or experimental outcome if Maxwell’s equations are solved correctly. Moreover, Maxwell’s theory, which governs the basic principles behind electricity, is extremely pertinent in many engineering and scientific technologies such as radar, microwave and RF engineering, remote sensing, geoelectromagnetics, bioelectromagnetics, antennas, wireless communication, optics, and high-frequency circuits. Furthermore, Maxwell’s theory is valid over a broad range of frequencies spanning static to optics, and over a wide range of length scales, from subatomic to inter-galactic. Because of this, computational electromagnetics is a very important subject which has already impacted and will continue to impact many engineering and scientific technologies. In this presentation, we will review the past progress and current status of computational electromagnetics, and discuss its future challenges and research directions. We will first give an overview of computational electromagnetics methods and then use a variety of examples to demonstrate their applications.

Note: This talk is aimed at senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students.